Bccrd, Inc. currently offers two programs to assist New Americans in the citizenship process.
CNAP/Citizenship for New Americans Program
The U.S. Constitution invites newcomers to participate in the democratic process. BCCRD’s citizenship program responds to a continuing demand for citizenship services in the North Shore and the greater Boston area, and the particular needs of foreign- born- immigrants who will be reaching seven years in the U.S. and are vulnerable to the loss SSI benefits. Citizenship bestows upon foreign-born individuals the right to vote, to participate more effectively in local and community politics, to serve the country as civilian or military government workers and to become more fully-engaged participants in the life of their city, state and country. The Citizenship for New Americans Program (CNAP) was launched, with a State, in October 2006 to help legal permanent residents of Massachusetts become U.S. citizens.
Services are including: - English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)/civics classes - Complete and file citizenship application - Provide translation and interpretation as part of filing process - Follow up on pending cases in a timely manner - Track all cases and maintain complete and accurate records and reports
-In addition to helping applicants navigate the complex naturalization process, CNAP providers encourage civic engagement in a variety of ways. Several programs have combined forces to hold voter registration drives.
BCCRD, Inc. also currently offers citizenship classes open to the public. For more information, please visit our event calendar.